Citrix NetScaler is a Web application delivery appliance that makes applications five times better by accelerating performance, ensuring that applications are always available and protected and substantially lowering costs. Citrix NetScaler application delivery products are easily selected by determining the edition providing functional needs and the appropriate hardware platform to fulfill performance needs.
SoftLayer provides Citrix NetScaler Standard & Platinum Edition with multiple throughput options. Each device includes at least 5TB public outbound bandwidth and unlimited private network bandwidth.
|Monthly Pricing||Standard Edition||Platinum Edition|
|SSL Offload & Acceleration||Yes||Yes|
|Client and server TCP optimizations||Yes||Yes|
|Citrix® AppCompress™ for HTTP||---||Yes|
|L4 DoS defenses||Yes||Yes|
|L7 content filtering||Yes||Yes|
|Citrix® Access Gateway™||Yes||Yes|
|L7 DoS defenses||---||Yes|
|NetScaler Application Firewall™||---||Yes|
|L4 load balancing||Yes||Yes|
|L7 content switching||Yes||Yes|
|AppExpert rate controls||Yes||Yes|
|Global server load balancing||---||Yes|
NetScaler is an all-in-one solution that reduces the number of servers and network devices in the Web application delivery infrastructure. It replaces standalone products such as those providing application securities, SSL VPN capabilities, application performance monitoring, content caching and much more. With a unified policy engine, NetScaler supports multiple functions with great performance, delivers single-platform integration and is much easier to deploy and manage than multiple products from multiple vendors.
Optimized Server Use
The proven layer 4–7 load balancing of NetScaler ensures 100 percent application uptime and no single point of failure by directing users to the right application resource. Its powerful load balancing is extended worldwide with integrated Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB) to efficiently and intelligently distribute application traffic across multiple datacenters, enabling a resilient disaster recovery solution.
Accelerated Application Performance
NetScaler accelerates Web application performance by five times or more. Advanced Web compression reduces the amount of data that is sent to users, resulting in significantly faster response times for all varieties of Web applications and reduced network bandwidth requirements. NetScaler also integrates powerful Web caching to serve static and dynamically generated content immediately to application users, avoiding the expense and delay incurred when Web applications handle repetitive requests for the same information. The innovative TCP optimizations of NetScaler accelerate application traffic over network links, including those with large delays and significant packet loss that otherwise would punish application performance.
Guarantee Highest Level of Security
The Citrix Application Firewall™ feature of NetScaler protects Web applications from the growing number of application-layer attacks, and it prevents the loss of valuable corporate and customer data. In addition to proven attack defenses, Application Firewall aids in compliance with information security regulations, such as PCI-DSS. It protects Web applications with little to no impact on throughput performance or application response times. With a positive security model, Application Firewall defeats all application threats, including zero-day attacks, without requiring signatures.
Intelligent Load Balancing
Advanced load balancing for servers and datacenters, supported with application-aware health monitoring capabilities, enables your entire IT infrastructure to be reliable, scalable and always-on.
Simple Management and Fast Roll-Out
Built-in tools enable IT to roll out new applications with NetScaler in just 30 minutes. Meeting SLAs is greatly simplified with proactive monitoring that transforms network data into actionable business intelligence.
End-to-End Web Security
A security-hardened platform is complemented by numerous integrated security capabilities that protect organizations against a wide variety of threats and attacks, including denial of service (DoS) and day zero attacks.
Server Performance Optimization
Advanced server offload capabilities free up server processing power by offloading processing for things that servers don't do well, such as intensive TCP connection management operations, SSL data encryption and decryption and serving frequently requested content repeatedly. This enables you to deliver more applications to more users while reducing server costs by up to 80 percent.
Cloud and Multi-Tenant Ready
NetScaler enables application and tenant-specific acceleration, security and traffic management close to the application in a flexible software tier that makes shared services work for cloud and enterprise datacenters.
HTTP compression, dynamic content caching and automated TCP optimization improve Web application performance by five times or more. Advanced multi-level compression enables the best possible performance and greatest network bandwidth savings. Robust content caching instantly delivers application content to users while eliminating multiple server requests for duplicate data.